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Resources for Small Museums

Small museums and collections have the power to make huge impacts on their community, both inside and outside of the galleries. Museum collections, large and small, pack a powerful punch, while relying on a set of collections management standards to maintain collections objects and protecting works to share with a larger community. However, small museums [...]

Resources for Small Museums2018-10-11T12:59:48+00:00

When Digital Isn’t Just a Department

All museums have three tenets that bind them together: 1. Museums acquire and preserve objects ethically 2. Museums advance the knowledge of cultures through studying those objects 3. Museums share that knowledge and their objects with their public These three tenets bind the museum community at large, and can be found within the majority of [...]

When Digital Isn’t Just a Department2018-10-01T07:54:26+00:00

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

How a new DAMS Software Upgrade is helping to Streamline Workflows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, (MFAH) was founded in 1900 and opened to the public in 1924 with a mandate to bring “art into the everyday life” of the Houston community. Today, the museum boasts the [...]

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston2018-05-28T13:12:45+00:00

Annual Museum Grants Guide, to Help You Reach Your 2018 Collections Goals

The start of the new year means that many annual museum grants have released their 2018 due dates, and museums can begin applying for a boost in funding. Adding new and interesting projects to your to-do list for 2018 is exciting, because it means you’re exploring new possibilities for your collection. However, it comes [...]

Annual Museum Grants Guide, to Help You Reach Your 2018 Collections Goals2018-07-18T07:22:24+00:00

Content Strategy: Is it all about digital?

Digital Content Strategies have become a popular topic among institutions, with many museums developing and even posting these strategies, aiming to stay accountable to their audiences. Open publishing allows museums to share details with their public, serving them and the museum mission simultaneously, while establishing trusted and sustainable audience relationships. When a museum publishes [...]

Content Strategy: Is it all about digital?2018-07-11T12:21:03+00:00

National and Regional Grants to Help Get Your Collection Online with eMuseum

Digital engagement has changed the way audiences interact with institutions, and it’s now expected for museums to display their collection online. Digitizing objects and formatting them for the web can be time consuming and expensive. eMuseum, the award-winning digital publishing software that integrates seamlessly with TMS, helps simplify the process, and available grants can [...]

National and Regional Grants to Help Get Your Collection Online with eMuseum2018-07-30T06:58:53+00:00

I’m here, but my database is there; Accessing TMS when you’re away from your home base.

Between off-site visits, courier trips, and after-hours projects, there are a lot of reasons users can benefit from remote access to TMS on a smartphone or tablet. Connecting to TMS on your mobile device is a simple process. Whether your device is an Apple product using OS X, an Android device, or a Windows tablet, you [...]

I’m here, but my database is there; Accessing TMS when you’re away from your home base.2017-06-28T16:18:20+00:00

It’s a Wrap: Collective Imagination 2016

Last week, Gallery Systems welcomed over 150 attendees for our 7th Collective Imagination Conference. We hosted CI 2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, with sessions ranging from topics such as intellectual child records to herding cats (ok, that one was about hosting in the cloud, but it was a little [...]

It’s a Wrap: Collective Imagination 20162017-06-28T16:18:39+00:00

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

Washington, D.C. | May 26-29, 2016 The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, and will take place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. This year’s theme will explore museums as places of social influence, and how power, influence, and responsibility [...]

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo2017-06-28T16:19:30+00:00

Crafting Your Digital Strategy? The Warhol Puts Theirs Online

When museums are able to embrace new technologies, they can bring sweeping changes to the institution that supports the museum, their staff, and their public on a higher level than ever before. In order to take full advantage of these opportunities, museum staff are including their digital initiatives in their museum’s strategic plan. Evolving to [...]

Crafting Your Digital Strategy? The Warhol Puts Theirs Online2018-06-15T07:06:38+00:00